An out of the ordinary job

I love jobs that are different to the norm and recently I spent a couple of days working on a project that I can honestly say I have never done before for a client, although I had done a similar shot once for my own portfolio. I do quite a bit of work with the creative agency BMF and I was asked to work on a project for the agency themselves, rather than one of their clients.  I helped create an entire cookbook where only one dish was actually...

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Having fun and working with OzHarvest

What a great day I had yesterday. As a freelance food stylist and food writer I am always interested in new challenges and I’ve found a brilliant new area of work that I’m loving and felt I needed to share the love! I’ll apologise right now, this is quite a long post, so sit down with a cup of tea and read on. It’s worth it. I’ve started doing some work for OzHarvest. For those who don’t know who OzHarvest are, they are an...

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What a fabulous month for the Hungry Campers cookbook!

My book has been out for just over a month now and what a fantastic month it’s been. The publicity has been amazing and my book has been received with open arms by shops, newspapers, magazines and radio shows. So many people have said to me that I’ve hit a nerve – writing and styling a camping cookbook that contains fresh, healthy, easy to make recipes that look delicious and use minimal cooking equipment. I’ve also had so many positive...

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Japanese shodo

Like many stylists I love typography and I have various random letters and words scattered around our house and once I even picked up a very large discarded letter ‘U’ during an early morning walk! But it isn’t just the alphabet that fascinates me, I also love shodo – the Japanese art of calligraphy. I was lucky enough to study this while living in Tokyo and find it a very peaceful way to relax. I’m not normally one for rules, but I...

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It’s time for lemons and limes

With winter coming to an end at the bottom end of the globe, it was time to make the most of the lemon and lime crop, so I wrote some zingy lemon and lime recipes for the October issue of marie claire magazine. I spent a fair bit of time getting the amount of lime just right for the delicious lime and vanilla panna cotta and then a friend suggested a twist on a Portugese tart – so the Portuguese lemon tart was born! There’s also a...

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Door knockers!

I’d known for many years that it was always The Rock Climber’s dream to live in a converted church, so when a just-about-affordable one came up for sale at exactly the same time as we were selling our house, it was a done deal, we were going to do everything in our power to make it our home and luckily for us we did. I always have a bit of a chuckle when I walk past the front doors (which are no longer used as the front doors) as the door...

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Hungry Campers Cookbook